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2020 Priority Bill List

This section will be updated as bills are added to MICUA's Priority Bills List.

Here you can view the key bills impacting higher education in Maryland. Click on the bill number to see the sponsors, read a synopsis, review the history, and more.

BILL NUMBER

BILL TITLE

TESTIMONY

HB0014 Equal Pay for Equal Work - Inquiring About Wages - Prohibition on Adverse Action
HB0042     Public Information Act - Applications for Inspection - Responses and Time Limits
HB0079 Maryland Technology Internship Program - Qualifications for Participation - Alterations Support - Written Testimony
HB0092 Sales and Use Tax - Tax-Free Periods - University and College Textbooks Support - Written Testimony
HB0123 Labor and Employment - Wage History and Wage Range
HB0136 Environment - On-Site Wastewater Services - Regulation
HB0147 Education - High School Teachers Teaching Dual Enrollment Courses - Qualifications
HB0150 Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2021)
HB0151 Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2020, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019
HB0152 Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2020  
HB0163 Labor and Employment - Labor Organizations - Right to Work  
HB0167 Higher Education - State Payments to Private Institutions - Unserved Student Populations Support with Amendments
HB0192 Department of General Services - Energy-Conserving Standards (Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2020)  
HB0214 Higher Education - Collective Bargaining - Graduate Assistants (Graduate Assistant Collective Bargaining Fairness Act)
HB0235 State Government - Department of Information Technology - Cybersecurity
HB0237 Commercial Law - Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions
HB0244 Criminal Records - Disclosure of Information - Prohibited Acts
HB0245 Election Law - Institutions of Higher Education - Voter Registration and Voting by Students (Student Voter Empowerment Act of 2020) Support with Amendments
HB0249 Consumer Protection - Right to Opt Out of Third-Party Disclosure
HB0307 Commercial Law - Consumer Protection - Biometric Identifiers and Biometric Information Privacy
HB0313 Minority Business Enterprise Program, Public, Private Partnerships, Offshore Wind Projects, and Video Lottery Terminals
HB0318 University System of Maryland Textbooks - Availability of Free or Low - Cost Digital Materials (Textbook Transparency Act of 2020)  
HB0340 State Government - Protection of Information - Revisions (Maryland Data Privacy Act)
HB0343 Economic Development - Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program Support - Written Testimony
HB0362 Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications
HB0385 Frederick County - Higher Education - Joseph A. Sellinger Program Opposed
HB0401 Public Information Act - Remote Access, Fee Complaints, Fee Waivers, and Inspection of Judicial Records (Open Government, Better Government Act)
HB0404 Economic Development Programs - Data Collection and Tracking - Minority Business Enterprises 
HB0415 Higher Education - Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship - Revisions 
HB0419 Higher Education - Report on Collection Practices for Unpaid Fees and Services  Opposed
HB0423 Community Colleges - State Funding - Revision  
HB0439 Income Tax - Carried Interest - Additional Tax
HB0469 Institutions of Postsecondary Education - Disorderly School Closures Support with Amendments 
HB0470 For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education and Private Career Schools - Instructional Spending - Requirements
HB0475 Community Colleges - Students With Disabilities
HB0476 Education - Certification in Secondary Education Content Areas - Expanded Grade Range
HB0506 Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Dependents - Alterations  
HB0533 Higher Education - Council on the Fair Treatment of Student Athletes (Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act)
HB0548 Career and Technology Education - Training in Soft Business Skills 
HB0566 Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program - Eligibility - Lead-Based Paint Affected Properties 
HB0576 Health Occupations - Athletic Training - Revisions
HB0582 Procurement - Prevailing Wage - Applicability
HB0593 Higher Education - Annual Revenues of For-Profit Institutions - Limitation on Enrollment (Veterans' Education Protection Act)
HB0596 Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial, Jean B. Cryor Memorial, and Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarships ‚Alterations 
HB0597 Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition - Exemption for Spouses and Dependents of Honorably Discharged Veterans
HB0644 State Department of Education - Financial Literacy Instruction - Reporting
HB0654 Criminal Law - Unruly Social Gatherings - Civil Penalties Support - Written Testimony
HB0662 Department of General Services - Energy Consumption Goals and Energy Performance Contracts
HB0717 Public Information Act - Required Denials - Distribution Lists
HB0718 State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance
HB0719 Higher Education - Transfer Students - Courses Counting Toward Chosen Degree
HB0723 Task Force to Evaluate Existing School Civic Literacy Programs
HB0750 Action to Collect a Private Education Loan - Prohibition
HB0784 Consumer Protection - Online Privacy - Study
HB0794 Education - Educational Interpreters - Certification Requirements Support - Written Testimony
HB0804 Workgroup to Study Maryland's Emerging Digital Economy  Support - Written Testimony
HB0814 Higher Education - Transfer of Credits
HB0850 Maryland Longitudinal Data System - Transfer of Student Data - Modifications 
HB0907 University System of Maryland - Admissions - Notification of Potential Income
HB0998 Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Administration and Funding
HB1011 Maryland Higher Education Outreach and College Access Pilot Program ‚Alterations
(Maryland College Access Act)
HB1044 Frederick County - Education - Apprentice Teachers
HB1057 Higher Education - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Comparability and Competitiveness
HB1082 Higher Education - Denial of Transfer Credit - Notice and Report (Transfer With Success Act)
HB1097 Maryland Wage and Hour Law and Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law - Revisions (Maryland Wage Protection Act)
HB1102 State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Maryland Music Therapists Act
HB1111 Public Safety - Special Police Officers - Training and Renewal of Commission 
HB1112 Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
HB1122 State Government ‚Protection of Personally Identifiable Information ‚Public Institutions of Higher Education
HB1151 Higher Education - Undergraduate Degree Requirement - United States History Course
HB1174 Financial Aid - Guaranteed Access Grants - Verification and Administration by Institutions of Higher Education
HB1175 Higher Education - Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program - Established
HB1183 State Government - Information Technology - Cybersecurity 
HB1205 Universities at Shady Grove Regional Higher Education Center
HB1218 Maryland Department of Labor - Clean Energy Workforce Account - Grants
HB1239 Economic Development - Maryland Technology Partnership Program 
HB1253 Higher Education - Scholarship Program - Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients
HB1260 Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding Letter of Information
HB1300 Blueprint for Maryland's Future - Implementation
HB1344  Education - Teacher Certification - Montessori Schools Support - Written Testimony
HB1370 State-Funded Construction and Major Renovation Projects -Solar Panels - Requirement
HB1374 Electronic Smoking Devices - Artificial or Natural Flavoring - Prohibition  
HB1421 Education - Advanced Courses - Automatic Enrollment
HB1424 Public-Private Partnerships - Process and Oversight 
HB1427 Higher Education - Tuition Exemption - Spouses and Dependents of Disabled Veterans 
HB1428 Environment - Higher Education Facilities - Mold Hazards and Mold or Moisture Problems Oppose - Written Testimony
HB1442 Environment‚ Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Products‚ Definition
HB1457 Apprenticeship Start-Up Act of 2020
HB1462 Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program - Revisions
HB1466 Labor and Employment - Employment Contracts - Intellectual Property
HB1470 First Responders - Mandatory Mental Health Training
HB1490 Environment - Building Energy Performance Standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets (Clean Buildings Jobs Act of 2020)
HB1504 Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Care in Higher Education Support - Written Testimony 
HB1513 Education - Juvenile Services Education System - Establishment, Powers, and Duties
HB1539 Grant Applications and Reporting - Uniform Forms and Requirements
HB1552 Education Savings Account Program - Established
HB1570 State Budget - Relief From Budget Mandates
HB1585 Economic Development - Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program - Extension and Alterations
HB1588 Procurement - Major Information Technology Development Projects
HB1591 Higher Education - Elijah E. Cummings Public Service Scholarship - Established
HB1619 Public Information Act - Denial of Part of a Public Record - Victims and Witnesses
HB1630 Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission - Education Programs and Research Projects - Licenses
HB1652 Maryland Sign Language Interpreter Act
SB0067 Public Information Act - Applications for Inspection - Responses and Time Limits
SB0120 State Government - Department of Information Technology - Cybersecurity
SB0190  Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2021)
SB0191 Creation of a State Debt - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2020, and the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loans of 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019 
SB0192 Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2020 
SB0201 Commercial Law - Personal Information Protection Act - Revisions
SB0209  Criminal Law - Unruly Social Gatherings - Civil Penalties
SB0216  Income Tax - Carried Interest - Additional Tax 
SB0217  Labor and Employment - Wage History and Wage Range 
SB0232  Procurement - Prevailing Wage - Applicability 
SB0270  Economic Development - Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program 
SB0274  State Government - Protection of Information - Revisions (Maryland Data Privacy Act) 
SB0282 Maryland National Guard - Tuition Assistance Program - Modifications
SB0294 Higher Education - Annual Revenues of For-Profit Institutions - Limitation on Enrollment (Veterans' Education Protection Act)
SB0299 Department of General Services - Energy-Conserving Standards (Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2020)
SB0307 Higher Education - Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship - Revisions
SB0318 Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition - Exemption for Spouses and Dependents of Honorably Discharged Veterans
SB0369 Workgroup to Study Maryland's Emerging Digital Economy Support - Written Testimony
SB0389 Economic Development - Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program - Extension and Alterations
SB0416 Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact
SB0418 Education Savings Account Program - Established
SB0419 Labor and Employment - Grant Program for Workforce Skills Assessment
SB0442 Minority Business Enterprise Program - Public-Private Partnerships, Offshore Wind Projects, and Video Lottery Terminals
SB0445 For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education and Private Career Schools - Instructional Spending - Requirements
SB0446 Institutions of Postsecondary Education‚ Disorderly School Closures Support with Amendments
SB0454 Public Safety, Mandatory Mental Health Training, First Responders and Law Enforcement Officers
SB0458 Higher Education - Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Dependents - Alterations
SB0477 Public Health - Emergency Use Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Program - Revisions
SB0499 Economic Development Programs - Data Collection and Tracking - Minority Business Enterprises
SB0501 Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants - Administration and Funding
SB0514 Public Information Act - Required Denials - Distribution Lists
SB0518 Higher Education, Council on the Fair Treatment of
Student Athletes (Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act)
SB0533 Education - Teacher Certification - Montessori Schools
SB0535 Public Information Act - Denial of Part of a Public Record - Victims and Witnesses
SB0575 State Department of Education - Early Literacy and Dyslexia Practices - Guidance and Assistance
SB0588 State Government - Protection of Personally Identifiable Information - University System of Maryland
SB0592 State-Funded Construction and Major Renovation Projects -Solar Panels - Requirement
SB0602 Economic Development - Maryland Technology Partnership Program
SB0608 Community Colleges - State Funding - Revision
SB0617 State Department of Education - Financial Literacy Instruction - Reporting
SB0630 Grant Applications and Reporting - Uniform Forms and Requirements
SB0641 Maryland Wage and Hour Law and Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law - Revisions
SB0647 Election Law - Institutions of Higher Education - Voter Registration and Voting by Students (Student Voter Empowerment Act of 2020) Support with Amendments 
SB0658 Higher Education - Collective Bargaining - Graduate Assistants (Graduate Assistant Collective Bargaining Fairness Act)
SB0667 University System of Maryland - Textbooks - Availability of Free or Low-Cost Digital Materials (Textbook Transparency Act of 2020)
SB0713 Opportunity Zone Enhancement Program - Eligibility - Lead- Based Paint Affected Properties
SB0732 Health Occupations - Athletic Training - Revisions
SB0751  Apprenticeship Start-Up Act of 2020
SB0758  Public Information Act - Remote Access, Fee Complaints, Fee Waivers, and Inspection of Judicial Records (Open Government, Better Government Act)
SB0762  Education - High School Graduation Requirements - Applications for Student Financial Aid 
SB0766  State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists - Maryland Music Therapists Act 
SB0767  Higher Education - Admissions Process - Criminal History 
SB0785  Maryland Department of Labor - Clean Energy Workforce Account - Grants 
SB0798  Education - Juvenile Services Education System - Establishment, Powers, and Duties 
SB0829  Baltimore City - Civil Claim Against Private Police - Prohibition Against Nondisclosure Provision in Settlement Agreement 
SB0832  Procurement - Major Information Technology Development Projects 
SB0840  Environment - Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Products - Definition 
SB0856  Higher Education - Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Comparability and Competitiveness 
SB0900  Criminal Records - Disclosure of Information - Prohibited Acts
SB0957  Maryland Online Consumer Protection Act 
SB0983  Education - Maryland Data Analysis and Accountability Program - Established 
SB1000  Blueprint for Maryland's Future - Implementation 
SB1009  State Budget - Relief From Budget Mandates 
SB1015  Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Care in Higher Education 
SB1043  Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding  Letter of Information 
SB1077  Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Programs - Alterations 

 

 

 

 

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